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Spermatozoon  n.  (pl. spermatozoa)  (Biol.) Same as Spermatozoid.

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"Spermatozoon" Quotes from Famous Books

... us to allow it a "vital principle" of its own. An organism such as a higher vertebrate is the most individuated of all organisms; yet, if we take into account that it is only the development of an ovum forming part of the body of its mother and of a spermatozoon belonging to the body of its father, that the egg (i.e. the ovum fertilized) is a connecting link between the two progenitors since it is common to their two substances, we shall realize that every individual organism, even that of a man, is ...
— Creative Evolution • Henri Bergson

... is a minute cell with a transparent membrane, within which is the yolk containing the germinal vesicle. The spermatozoon penetrates into the ovule and becomes fused with it. The processes of development begin at once to occur. There is congestion of the uterine mucous membrane out of proportion to the rest of the uterus; the ovum finds lodging here, and ...
— The Four Epochs of Woman's Life • Anna M. Galbraith

... spontaneous generation were Spallanzani's experiments and observations on the physiological processes of generation among higher animals. He experimented with frogs, tortoises, and dogs; and settled beyond question the function of the ovum and spermatozoon. Unfortunately he misinterpreted the part played by the spermatozoa in believing that their surrounding fluid was equally active in the fertilizing process, and it was not until some forty years later (1824) that Dumas corrected ...
— A History of Science, Volume 4(of 5) • Henry Smith Williams

Words linked to "Spermatozoon" :   sperm, semen, cum, come, spermatozoan, gamete, seed, flagellum, male reproductive system, acrosome

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